Generation and acculturation status are associated with dietary intake and body weight in Mexican American adolescents

submitted by: jhliu
Mexican-American children are disproportionately affected by obesity. Data on how acculturation process influences diet and body weight among adolescents are limited. We used the data from the 1999-2004 NHANES, restricting to 2,286 Mexican American children between 12-19 years old. Acculturation was measured by generation status and language preference. Diet was assessed using 24-h diet recall. Multiple linear, Tobit, logistic, and quantile regression models were used. We found, after...
Authors: Jihong Liu, Y Chu, EA Frongillo, JC Probst